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Quarterly Report - The Sign Industry Above Average Growth

Quarterly Report - The Sign Industry Above Average Growth

The International Sign Association's Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report shows that the sign, graphics and visual communications industry is growing well above the pace of the overall U.S. economy. 

Metro Sign and Awning's insight:

A good year for the sign, graphics and visual communications industry, index set to hit its highest levels for the industry since 2012. 


The Importance Of Business Signage

The Importance Of Business Signage

As you will discover from this presentation a number of surveys and studies have shown that your business signage can be a major factor in the customers' decision making. 

Metro Sign and Awning's insight:

"67 % of the consumers indicated that they had purchased a product or service because a sign caught their eye". Great infographic about the importance of business signage. 


A man is sneaking out at night to correct the punctuation on all business signs

A man is sneaking out at night to correct the punctuation on all business signs

A self-declared “grammar vigilante” is spending his nights prowling the streets of Bristol and correcting the punctuation on business signs. 

Among the mystery man's targets have been signs reading “Vicenzo and Son Gentlemens Hairstylists”, “Herberts the Bakery” and a greengrocer display advertising “potato’s”.

The vigilante, who goes out late at night wearing a black coat and hat, has been correcting the city's erroneous punctuation for more than 10 years. 

Metro Sign and Awning's insight:

A self-declared “grammar vigilante”, who goes out late at night wearing a black coat and hat, has been correcting the city's business signs for more than 10 years. 


Who Knew: Joe Lyons, Sign Collector

Who Knew: Joe Lyons, Sign Collector
Walk into Spin350 Creative’s office and you’ll find part graphic design shop, part sign museum.
Metro Sign and Awning's insight:

Every sign tells a story, and this local sign collector's office has a lot of stories to tell. We love the original lollipop "T" sign - the ones we make today are not nearly so heavy!


Small Business Sign Survey Reveals Generational Differences

Small Business Sign Survey Reveals Generational Differences

Small Business Sign Survey Reveals Generational Differences. FedEx Office Examines Signage Trends within the Small Business Community 

Metro Sign and Awning's insight:

More than half of small business owners find in-store signs and graphics effective in attracting customers to their business, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by FedEx. Do you recognize yourself in the patterns identified?


Funny Grammar Mistakes On Signs In America [20 Pics]

Funny Grammar Mistakes On Signs In America [20 Pics]

The English language is tricky & everyone makes grammar mistakes every now and then. This collection of grammar mistakes on signs in the U.S. is hilarious.

Metro Sign and Awning's insight:

Language can be tricky sometimes. 20 funny grammar mistakes on signs in America - no, this is not our porfolio :)


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